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Move bibliography sources

If you add all your bibliography sources when you’re writing a paper in Microsoft Word, can you export them and move them to another computer?

This question came up recently, and here’s how it works.

When you’re in Word, click the References tab, and then click Manage Sources (it’s in the Citations & Bibliography group).

Manage Sources command

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Next, click Browse.

Browse button in the Source Manager dialog box

The window that opens up contains your source file–for example, Sources.xml.

The source file

From here, you can copy the file to a disk or a server, so that you can save it onto another computer.

After you’ve copied the file, start Word on the computer that you want to add the sources to.

Click the References tab, click Manage Sources, and then click Browse.

Browse to the file that you saved, and then click OK.

For more information about bibliographies in Word 2010, see Create a bibliography, or check out this post on the Office in Education blog.

— Joannie Stangeland

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